Xoru maas diya adar jool l Small fish in ginger gravy

This xoru maas diya adar jool l small fish in ginger gravy is an Assamese favourite. It’s a light soupy gravy with small varieties of fish added to it. Coming from a place on the banks of one of the world’s largest rivers (the mighty Brahmaputra) flowing through […]

Baked chicken curry

This baked chicken curry is probably one of the easiest and delicious curries one can make. It received a lot of oohs and aahs from the family. The food critic of a daughter declared it one of the best I ever made. It looked luxurious and indulgent too […]

Baked honey chilli lemon garlic chicken

Baked honey chilli lemon garlic chicken – succulent chicken thighs with the most finger licking hot and sweet, lemony and garlicky sticky sauce. The chicken thighs are browned in a pan and then baked in the sauce. The latter is reduced later to form the most delicious, and […]

Courgette – bilahi masor jool l Courgette – tomato fish curry

This courgette – bilahi masor jool l courgette – tomato fish curry is based on one of my favourite Assamese style fish curries while growing up. It is a light, comforting and refreshing fish curry, and it’s quite easy to make too. Growing up in an Assamese (from […]

Keema – sabji pulao l lamb mince – vegetable pulao

This keema sabji pulao – lamb mince vegetable pulao is a great one pot meal option. It is filling, nutritious and of course, being a one pot meal, you get to wash fewer dishes; and this is always a bonus. One pot rice meals are so helpful. They […]

Aloo – phulkobi masor jool l Assamese cauliflower and potato fish curry

This aloo – phulkobi masor jool l Assamese potato and cauliflower fish curry is a very popular fish curry in Assam ( a state in North East India). Cauliflower florets and potato pieces are lovingly cooked in spices. Liquid is added to make a light soupy curry (jool). […]

Baked sea bream

This baked sea bream recipe is very quick and easy to assemble and tastes great too. It is lightly spiced and cooks in 12-14 minutes. Just the kind of recipe one needs; healthy with minimal effort. Add some baked vegetables / salad on the side, and you are […]

Kesar badam murgh l Saffron and almond chicken curry

This kesar badam murgh l saffron and almond chicken curry is beautifully indulgent without leaving you feeling heavy; perfect to share with friends and family. Food influences When you are familiar with a style of cooking, it gives you the confidence to try out various combinations. Being brought […]

Chicken and vegetable spaghetti soup

This chicken and vegetable spaghetti soup is just what you need on a cold, grey day! It’s warmth and colour is perfect to lift one’s spirits.  It seemed only a short while ago that the trees in our backyard were once again renewed with life after the bare […]

Aloo bilahi masor jool / Assamese style fish curry with potato and tomato

Unlike some curies that require more simmering time, this uncomplicated aloo bilahi masor jool / Assamese style fish curry with potato and tomato makes for a fast and hearty meal any day of the week. It is light with a slight hint of spices and comforting as most […]